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posted Dec 7, 2016, 2:43 PM by BBPS School   [ updated Feb 2, 2017, 8:37 PM ]
Welcome back to all of our BBPS students and families, and a special welcome to all our new students and our first timers - the Preppies!

After three days of professional learning, training, refresher workshops and year level planning, it was great to be greeted by so many ‘happy to be back’ faces this morning .

On Tuesday staff worked with David Anderson to unpack what we believe supports the best possible outcomes for our students to become successful ‘global learners’.

Find out more at our parent teacher (Yr1-6) Meet and Greets on Wednesday the 15th of February and the Curriculum Nights in week five, Tuesday 28th Feb for P-2 and Wednesday 1st March for 3-6.

Smooth Start

Many thanks must go to Sue Klein and Benita Dalton-Danckert, our very accommodating Administration team, who have met with parents over recent weeks to facilitate enrolments and parent payments in readiness for a smooth start.

We also thank our nurses Nicole and Libby, for facilitating engaging first aid refresher workshops for all staff and updating all first aid resources and student profiles.

Did you know that…

*Swimming starts on Monday for Years 3-6 and on Friday 17th of Feb we have the BBPS 4-6 swimming carnival. This is the first major event for our new Year 6 sport captains! Swimming caps will be for sale by our sports captains before and after school tomorrow. $5.00

*Year 6 will commence their first leadership training session for their roles as 'Peacemakers'.

*Year 5 students are invited to write an expression of interest to become a member of the 2017 'Bully Stoppers Team' to lead the 2017 Community Project. See the Resilient Billboard designed by our team which is now proudly displayed at the front of the school.

*There will be an Art Expo in term three - and Kelly Stevens, our Art teacher, would like to invite parents to join a planning committee, stay tuned.

*The instrumental program in Music includes: Xylophones for all year levels Term one.

In Term two, Recorders for Years 1-4 and Garage Band for years 5 and 6. In term three, singing for P-2 and the ukuleles for years 3-6. Finally, Term 4 will focus on 'performance' inclusive of instruments and choral works. The very impressive BBPS Rock Band has made its debut and is preparing to be a regular feature at assembly along with other instrumentalists

*Mr Ancrum is very excited about the freshly coated basketball court in the hall. Thank you to the Buildings and Grounds Committee for organising this over the holidays.

*School photos are on Tuesday, 28th February.

*Grade 5 have school camp to Phillip Island in the last week of this term. Notes will go home soon.

* We are a Kids Matter school and regularly feature their newsletter which is a handy resource for parents - Newsletter (LINK)

We welcome one new staff member Jodie Gates, who is teaching in the year 2 team with Alison Coutts and Kirsty Walker. We are also pleased to announce the acting leadership tea

The school council is meeting this week with Sarah Burns - the DET Senior Education Improvement Leader for Beachside, to commence the process for Principal Selection.


Expression of Interest

There will be a vacancy for the BBPS nursing role starting in Term 1. If you are interested in this position and are a trained nurse, please submit an expression of interest including resume and experience to the office. A working with children check will also be required. This is a job share, part time role. Closing date for the EOI is Monday the 13th of February. All enquiries can be directed to Bev May.



As always we endeavour to be as informative as possible by providing parents with multiple forms of communication. The school website, class blogs, and the weekly newsletter, all aim to keep our community fully informed. As far as possible dates are communicated in advance to ensure parents can plan ahead for major events, particularly school camps, to avoid clashes with family holidays and to support planning for costs. Please always refer to the side bar of this newsletter for important dates.